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SINGAPORE — Shares in the Asia-Pacific region were set to open lower on Friday after a choppy trading week.

In Japan markets, the Nikkei futures contract in Osaka was at 26,150, pointing to a slightly lower open. The Nikkei 225’s last close was at 26,171.25 on Thursday.

Australia’s SPI futures were at 6,416, lower than the S&P/ASX 200’s last close at 6,528.4. The New Zealand market is closed for a holiday on Friday.

Core consumer prices in Japan rose 2.1% for the month of May compared to a…

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